Improv is the Future of Training
Industry leaders are discovering the power of team building and professional development using the principles of improvisation. We’ve worked with companies big and small in Austin and collected rave reviews along the way.
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“The Hideout corporate improv program was not only enormous fun and a great team builder, but it helped the management team understand and trust each other more. I would highly recommend this workshop for other management teams.”
CEO, Enspire Learning, Inc.
“Team members who have been with the company 20 years said it was the best team building experience they had ever been a part of. We bonded more than any trip would have ever done.”
Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Flagship Store
“The Hideout’s training definitely helped our teamwork and taught skills that increased our guests’ experience. The training is a good investment and provides a good return by helping create a competitive edge.”
–Sanjay B. Chaudhari
General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Austin/Cedar Park
"I was looking to have fun, bond, and take a break with my team. I push my team very hard and I wanted to do something interesting and lighthearted to show I appreciate them. The most valuable part was that my team got to see that I was thinking about them. We have since shifted our outlook on corporate trainings."
CEO, 3 Day Startup
"It was a pleasure working with Andy! He did a great job of setting the stage for our conference. All the feedback from our participants was very positive."
Talent Management Consultant, Dell Inc.
"We wanted to do something ‘different’ for our leadership retreats. Our session encouraged us to ‘stretch’ in our professional relationships, boundaries, and grow outside our comfort zone. It was a well-organized, content rich experience! Since we all took the workshop together, our shared experience was referenced for months afterward when certain situations came up in the workplace."
–Director of a Leading Texas Healthcare Organization
"I wanted professional development for staff members that would be a different kind of experience, where they could have fun, engage both physically and cognitively, and provide a safe environment for taking risks. The “Improv for Presenters” class was a hit! Many of the attendees still reference the techniques and concepts they learned in the class. We love working with the Hideout Theatre! They are always professional, helpful, and so much fun!"
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Region 13
"I needed to bring together a group of managers from around North America who had not worked together before. The training helped bring together different regional leaders, cultures and personality types in a non-threatening and constructive framework. So much of our success depends on interrelationships and “virtual” team work – this workshop shaved months off a team building process made difficult by our being “virtually linked.” My region enjoyed our greatest year yet – I've worked here for 13 years and can tell you our success was driven by our new team’s ability to quickly thrive and jive together despite the obstacle of having substantial geographic distance between us."
Managing Vice President of a Leading Advisory Services Firm
Engagement & Facilitation
"We were looking for a unique entertainment experience for our patrons. Many of them had never been exposed to live improvised comedy. Our audience loved the show, giving the performers a rousing standing ovation. Fredericksburg is a conservative, traditional community. The Hideout Theatre easily adapted to our audience’s expectations and offered an extremely funny show that was enjoyed by all. I cannot recommend them enough!"
Executive Director, Fredericksburg Theater Company
"We needed a dynamic personality to be the emcee at our annual costume party fundraiser. Every experience that I’ve had with the Hideout’s talent has been excellent. Our facilitator was reliable, communicative and actually cared about our mission and why we host the event. We provided him with an outline of talking points and ideas to stay on theme, but he came back with even better material. The night of the event, his costume was on point, he was hilarious and the crowd couldn’t get enough of him. The Hideout Theatre truly helped make our fundraising event a huge success. We have huge thanks for the Hideout for providing this irreplaceable service!"
Foundation Services and Events Coordinator, The Seton Fund